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In a near future reminiscent of the Depression-era Dust Bowl, the inhabitants of Earth face a horrifying and seemingly unavoidable prospect: extinction, possibly within as few as one or two generations. When the home planet can no longer support mankind, the brightest minds of the human race desperately search for any means to adapt or escape in order to continue the species. The world turns to widowed family man Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) — ace pilot, engineer and farmer — to lead a team of interstellar voyagers through a newly discovered wormhole in hopes of finding a new homeland for mankind. Yet, in order to answer this call to duty, Cooper must make an impossible decision: leave behind his two children in this bleak world, likely never to see them again, in a longshot attempt to ensure they and the rest of humanity actually have a future. Such a voyage doesn’t just push the boundaries of human beings’ travels in space; it breaks it. Theoretically, the wormhole could connect humanity to another point in space or time, possibly providing a bridge to another solar system or galaxy that contains a planet mankind could successfully inhabit. However, because such spatial-temporal travel has only been theorized and never attempted, Cooper and his team plunge headfirst into truly uncharted territories of physics with nothing more than hope and desperation to fuel them. Will they find a life raft for humanity floating in the black sea of outer space? And even if they do, will mankind still exist by the time they return to save it?

“Interstellar”

— REVIEWED BY AMANDA STAFFORD

(Paramount Pictures) Wide Release: Nov. 7 Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley Genre: Science fiction Trailer: www.facebook.com/Interstellarmovie Rated: PG-13

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